Does Extending Unemployment Benefits Help the Economy?

Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts Amherst professor, discusses his new study on the impact of unemployment benefits, which found that the extension of unemployment insurance during the recession had neither a positive or a negative impact on employment. He speaks with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)

U.S. Jobless Claims Climb 13,000 to Five-Month High
21:13 - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose by 13,000 last week as initial jobless claims climbed to a five-month high of 282,000. Bloomberg's Matt Miller reports on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)
  • Filings for Unemployment Benefits in the U.S. Decline
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Rose Last Week
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Jump to an Eight-Week High